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Clinical Therapist / Clinical Therapist Associate (3 openings)

Company: Legacy Health
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Overview
We continue our commitment to raise the bar on the quality of behavioral health care provided to those in our community who suffer from mental illness. Finding the best people to join our team is crucial in meeting our goals. If you thrive in a team environment and you want to contribute to the safe and efficient flow of patients, join us as we build an integrated, qualified team dedicated to behavioral health.

We will consider candidates with their Clinical Social Work Associate, Professional Counselor Associate (PCA), Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MFTA) or registered Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) license for a Clinical Therapist Associate position ($37.38 min - $53.46 max) or candidates with their Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a state or national certification or license in an expressive arts therapy license for a Clinical Therapist position ($39.25 min - $56.12 max).

Unity Center for Behavioral Health is a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center located in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We provide immediate psychiatric care and a path to stabilization and recovery for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. -Unity Center offers mental health treatment to adults and adolescents aged 9 to 17. -We also have the only emergency department specifically for behavioral health emergencies in Oregon. -The Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) serves adults 18 and older. - We believe in a trauma informed approach to assessment and treatment. -For more information, please visit our website: www.unityhealthcenter.org
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Manager of Counseling and Therapy, the Clinical Therapist Lead(s), and Clinical Therapist the Clinical Therapist Associate provides therapeutic treatment interventions to adult and adolescent behavioral health patients using evidence-based practices. Interventions are done through group and individual treatment. Works both independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Key services include (but are not limited to) comprehensive evaluation of psychological presentation, mental/behavioral health status, legal and safety considerations, substance use or addiction, chronic illnesses, and crisis management.

Throughout the care continuum, therapists will utilize a strengths-based approach with the aim to enhance the capacity of people to address their own needs.
Qualifications
Education:
Master's degree in a behavioral health field is required.

Experience:
Preferred: 1-2 years relevant experience.

Skills:


  • Broad knowledge of the principles of behavioral health evidence-based treatments and the ability to apply them with individuals, families and/or groups integrating knowledge of normal development and the aging process, changes related to illness, and the needs of patients with acute and chronic illnesses with attention to cultural and literacy implications.


    • Knowledge of medical, mental health and substance use diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology
    • Strong organizational, communication and collaboration skills in a multi-disciplinary treatment setting.
    • Understanding and ability to apply principles of diversity/equity/inclusion and culturally responsive practice with populations who have experience historical marginalization.
    • Demonstrates ability to create group and individual treatment interventions using evidence-based practices.
    • Ability to navigate electronic medical records and effectively utilize basic computer programs.
    • Knowledge of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and an ability to be a resource to all team members regarding such issues and knowledge of current health care environment.


      LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:
      Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.
      Equal opportunity employer/vet/disabled.
      Licensure
      Clinical Therapist Associate requirements:

      • Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA), Professional Counselor Associate (PCA), Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MFTA) or registered Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) is required at the date of hire OR within 180 days of employment for Clinical Associate.
      • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in addition is preferred.

        Clinical Therapist -requirements:

        • Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or a state or national certification or license in an expressive arts therapy is required at the date of hire OR within 180 days of employment for Clinical Therapist.
        • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in addition is preferred.

Keywords: Legacy Health, Portland , Clinical Therapist / Clinical Therapist Associate (3 openings), Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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